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Doctor insights on: Effects Of Stress On The Digestive System

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What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

What might be the effects of ageing on the digestive system?

Slows down: In the course of aging the process of moving food/stool through the intestine, particularly the colon, tends to slow down. This increases the problems of constipation so many older patients need to takes more active steps to avoid constipation. Stomach acid production can also reduce, making digestion a little less efficient. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What are the psycological effects of the digestive system?

What are the psycological effects of the digestive system?

Digestive system: There is a rich interconnection between brain and gut, with ongoing & mutual communication. Similar neurotransmitters are in both. Your gut has ~100 million neurons which make up its own enteric nervous system. It doesn't think philosophical thoughts, but responds to digestive and many other stimuli. It also sends information to the brain via the vagus nerve. http://tinyurl.com/yz536bd. ...Read more

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What is the effect of stress on digestion?

What is the effect of stress on digestion?

Stress can....: ... Increase stomach acid, leading to heartburn (gastric reflux); cause nausea or vomiting if severe; cause diarrhea or constipation, or both. Stress increases the "fight or flight" sympathetic nervous system and suppresses the parasympathetic system. Digestion requires the opposite for best functioning. ...Read more

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What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

What are the effects of lack of exercise on the circulatory system?

Get Up and Go: Effective exercising will increase the blood flow to every cell in the body. This is the way of effectively providing nutrients to grow, maintain and repair or various tissues. By limiting or reducing the exercise, the bodies tissues will be hard pressed to maintain, let alone grow and develop to the degree necessary to survive in a healthy state. ...Read more

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What things affect the health of the nervous system?

What things affect the health of the nervous system?

Numerous: A standard textbook of neurology read from cover to cover would answer your question in detail. But common neurological diseases include stroke, epilepsy, migraine, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's, and medical illnesses causing neurological complications such as alcohol, and diabetes; ...Read more

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What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

What are two ways the endocrine system directly impacts the functions of the cardiovascular system?

Many...: Via adrenaline it puts more stress on the heart, making it beat harder, stronger and faster. Nor-adrenaline causes the blood vessels to contract, raising the blood pressure. High Insulin levels, as in "pre-diabetes" cause the release of free fatty acids which damages the blood vessel walls, causing plaque formation. Cortisol and other hormones also have adverse effects. ...Read more

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What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

What are the effects of excessive use of antibiotics (especially on the digestive system)?

Prolonged antibiotic: antibiotics can kill off normal bacteria in the GI tract and allow overgrowth of bad bacteria. This causes diarrhea and use of a probiotic can help restore flora of normal bacteria. The most severe consequence of all of this is overgrowth of C. Difficele, which produces a toxin and can make you sick (called pseudomembranous colitis). ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of ketamine on the nervous system?

What are the negative effects of ketamine on the nervous system?

Don't try it at home: Ketamine acts as an anesthetic that causes sedation and can put you to sleep .It acts on the cortex and other brain structures. Acting through the brain it can cause depressed breathing, low blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, confusion, hallucinations, jerky muscle movements . It wipes out recent memory. If not administered by a skilled doctor it can be fatal ...Read more

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How are the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system dependent on each other?

How are the cardiovascular system and the respiratory system dependent on each other?

Intricate connection: The respiratory system provides oxygen that nourishes the entire body, including the heart and vascular system. Without oxygen, we die. Without the left heart, oxygenated blood cannot be pumped through the body. De-oxygenated blood also has to get back to the lungs to be re-oxygenated. Receiving this blood from the vena cava, the right heart pumps it back through the lungs. ...Read more

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How does the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

How does the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

Both important: They are both very important to keeping you alive! oxygen is necessary for your brain cells to work properly. The nervous system (and particularly the brain stem) controls your breathing, the movement of your chest, the circulation of your heart, and oxygen going to your brain. They all have to work together. ...Read more

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How do the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

How do the respiratory system and the nervous system depend on each other?

Dr. Alvin Lin: Dr. Lin previously gave a good answer to this question: https://www.Healthtap.Com/#user_questions/351474-how-do-the-respiratory-system-and-the-nervous-system-depend-on-each-other. ...Read more

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What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

What are the effects of CHF on the cardiovascular system?

Remodeling: The answer is far more complex than 400 characters allow. Heart failure causes an overload of adrenaline-like compounds that make the heart change shape and composition, and deposit scar tissue. Meanwhile, the kidneys and the heart get their ongoing tango out of step and start miscommunicating with each other resulting in blood pressure abnormalities and other further problems. ...Read more

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Can IBS have any affects on the nervous system?

Can IBS have any affects on the nervous system?

It depends: There is no direct relation between ibs and nervous system but anxiety and stress cause ibs worse. ...Read more

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What are the effects of molds in the house? Does it have effect on the nervous system?

What are the effects of molds in the house? Does it have effect on the nervous system?

Www.blackmold-sympto: Mycotoxins from black mold can cause the following symptoms: confusion brain fog, shortened attention span difficulty concentrating and paying attention slowed reflexes disorientation dizziness memory loss and memory problems impaired learning ability hallucinations shock anxiety depression aggression and other personality changes tingling trembling shaking seizure numbness. ...Read more

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Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Effect of marijuana on the body and brain?

Many effects: Marijuana distorts perceptions, impairs coordination, thinking, problem solving, learning, and memory. Can trigger acute psychotic reaction along with onset or relapse of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals. Increases heart rate a lot; one source showed smokers almost 5 times as likely to have heart attack in 1st hour. Mj irritates lungs & has more carcinogens than regular cigarettes. & more. ...Read more

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What's the effect of the sympathetic stimulation on the cardiac function?

What's the effect of the sympathetic stimulation on the cardiac function?

Adrenalin: Sympathetic stimulation causes the heart to beat faster and harder. BP rises as total vascular resistance increases. Cardiac output increases as heart rate and stroke volume increase. Myocardial oxygen consumption increases. ...Read more

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What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

What are the effects of psychological stress on health?

Stress & the body: Stress prepares for action by activating the autonomic nervous system & numerous hormones. Stress can cause muscle tension, cold hands & feet, increased heart rate, rapid & shallow breathing, stomach upset, headaches, dry mouth, increased sweating, mind racing, & insomnia. Chronic stress decreases immune functions & contributes to numerous illnesses. ...Read more

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Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more